(Original graphic on FB here.)
Pro-choice feminist groups continually insist you can't be feminist and "anti-choice." Netflix' recent "Reversing Roe" documentary cut tons of footage of pro-life women and showcased almost exclusively men for the anti-abortion side. The incessant "war on women" trope leaves casual observers believing this is a strongly gendered debate, with women fiercely defending abortion and men trying to control women’s bodies. It's all a lie.
Roughly half of American women are against abortion whether you look at the issue by labels (“pro-life" vs "pro-choice") or by views on abortion legality. Tens of millions of American women are against abortion. We are a HUGE demographic, and this fact has been true for decades.
Make no mistake: we aren’t being overlooked because we’ve been sitting quietly in the background. Women lead many of the major pro-life organizations and speak out on the issue regularly. There are countless female pro-life leaders in addition to the women pictured above, such as Carol Tobias of National Right to Life, Lila Rose of Live Action, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List, Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life. Nellie Gray founded the March for Life, which has consistently been the largest pro-life event and largest annual political march for years. We sure would appreciate it if the pro-choice side and the media would stop trying so hard to pretend we don’t exist for the sake of a narrative. We are RIGHT. HERE.
Maricela Lupercio, Latinos For Life
Eva Muntean (right), Walk for Life West Coast
Christina Bennett, ABC Women's Center
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, New Wave Feminists
Aimee Murphy, Rehumanize International
Catherine Foster, Americans United For Life
Monica Snyder, Secular Pro-Life
Kristen Day, Democrats for Life
Albany Rose, Post-Abortive Pro-Life
Cessilye Smith, Abide Women's Health
Kelsey Hazzard, Secular Pro-Life
Terrisa Bukovinac, Pro-Life San Francisco
The "Anti-Choice War On Women"
7 things pro-lifers wish our pro-choice friends understood about us.
Can I Be A Feminist Too?
An Interview with New Wave Feminists
When did feminists abort the pro-life position?